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Janis A. Zimmerman

Janis A. Zimmerman of Otsego, MI passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 at her home in Otsego. She was born September 4, 1934 in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Clara (McFarland) Fry. Janis enjoyed reading and collecting antiques. She was an active member of the Crystal Club for many years.

On November 21, 1952 she married Herman Zimmerman who survives. Also surviving are her children, Sharon (Harold) Dufon, Douglas Zimmerman and Bruce (Cynthia) Zimmerman; grandchildren, Melissa (Jim) Weinert, Jason (Kristina) Thompson, Amanda (Rob) Beckett, Ashley Reedy, Scot (Ashley) Zimmerman, Katie (Justin) Storbeck, Jocelyn (Brice) Jenkins, Morgan Zimmerman and Colleen (Russell) Cerda; 17 great-grandchildren with another due soon; sister, Judith Ross of Kalamazoo along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may visit with Janis’ family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Dan Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

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Deborah Rysenga

April 24, 2022 at 4:18 pm

When your heart is empty,filling it with happy memories can help you find you smile. Mrs Zimmerman was always thought caring and smiling. I am so sorry for your loss.


Len Kling

April 24, 2022 at 9:01 pm

What a lovely woman she was. She sure did know her antiques! I so enjoyed talking to her over the years when she came in to shop at Harding’s. Condolences to all her family.



April 25, 2022 at 9:05 am

Janis was a lovely woman in all ways, may your happy memories bring you comfort,


Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

April 25, 2022 at 10:30 am

Herman and Zimmerman Family

Our condolences in the passing of Janis. I was a classmate from PHS class of 1952.


Sandra Rash

May 24, 2022 at 8:36 pm

So very sorry to learn of her passing. She is with her family in heaven. She will be missed and so hard for those who are left. God be with the family.


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